FAO emergencies and resilience

Climate action


Actions to make agriculture sustainable are among the most effective measures to help nations adapt to and mitigate climate change. 

FAO helps crisis-affected and at-risk populations to withstand future shocks by embedding resilience-building within humanitarian activities. This means addressing underlying vulnerabilities and reducing the risks faced by rural communities, for example through promoting and spreading disaster risk reduction and climate resilient production practices.

Building on decades of global experience and expertise, FAO is further integrating climate action into every facet of its work to support countries in facing these impacts. More-resilient farmers, foresters, herders and fishers can deliver transformative change that enhances their livelihoods and shields them from the negative impacts of climate change.

Follow FAO at COP28

The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) hosted by the United Arab Emirates in Dubai will take place between 30 November and 12 December. For FAO, COP28 serves as a platform for collaborative dialogue, knowledge sharing, and decision-making on the unique role of agriculture and food systems in the fight against climate change.

See the FAO at COP28 webpage for more information.

South Sudan: Improving catches and reducing post-harvest losses for fishing communities in Bor South through knowledge

“I’ve spent most of my life on the canoe fishing, but fish always spoiled and food was never enough”, recalls Deng Abdulai. 

FAO welcomes €40 million from Germany to help farmers withstand shocks like COVID-19 and extreme climate events

Funds will contribute to building resilience in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and Yemen

Window to prevent famine in Yemen is narrowing; UN agencies warn

Levels of hunger reach record levels, requiring urgent action

Viet Nam: Impact of Anticipatory Action

This study documents the outcomes of an Anticipatory Action activation implemented in the central provinces of Viet Nam ahead of Typhoon Noru, in September...

Madagascar: Urgent call for assistance, November 2023–May 2024

The humanitarian situation in Madagascar remains of concern due to the negative impact of prolonged drought in the Grand Sud and consecutive tropical...

The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security 2023

Disasters are resulting in unprecedented levels of destruction across the world.

Leveraging social protection's role in climate adaptation in rural areas

Small-scale producers contribute the least to climate change, but are the most at risk of welfare losses due to increasing global temperatures and extreme...

The Impact of Disasters and Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security 2023

Around the world, disasters are causing unprecedented levels of damage and loss in agriculture.

Listening to Women: adapting to climate change

Dryland areas are experiencing the devastating consequences of climate change through rapid desertification, increasing poverty and diminished soil...